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UK EDITION: JAMELIA WANTS HER KIDS TO SEE MORE MINORITIES ON TELEVISION

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The lack of diversity on television is really getting to Jamelia. The singer and songwriter tells media that the limited amount of minorities on the small screen is what prompted her to take part in the hit show, ‘I Love My Country.’

“For me it was a great opportunity because we don’t have enough black faces on UK primetime TV, so I jumped at the chance,” says Jamelia. “I am the mother of two black ­children and not much has changed since I was younger. Then if I saw a black person on TV I’d run and scream, ‘Mummy there’s a black person.’ We should have moved on from that by now.”

The celeb goes on to say, “It should be as normal for my children to see someone of their color on TV as any other race. I don’t want them to have any identity issues. It’s ­important to be ­represented in every way. I don’t want my kids to believe they can only be a pop star or sportsperson, I want them to believe they can be anything they want to be. That was my main reason for saying yes to this program.”

The star then goes on to talk about the difficulties she has encountered because of your skin color.

“I do suffer racism, although sometimes I don’t know if it’s ageism too. I’m a young person who owns a house worth over a million pounds. It isn’t a normal thing in my area.

“My children are aware of it, but I say to them, ‘Just because you see mummy getting stopped and questioned, don’t let that stop you aiming high.’ I don’t want them to see black success as a tainted thing, I want them to aim for it.”

Jamelia has two kids, Teja and Tiani, in all.

Photos: Mirror Magazine

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  3. I LOVE THE WAY SHE KEEPS HER KIDS HAIR. GORGEOUS! MINORITIES ON TV IS A BIG ISSUE EVERYWHERE. THIS COUNTRY IS STILL VERY RACIST SO SISTA, DONT HOLD YOUR BREATH. I JUST HOPE WE HAVE MORE AFRICAN AMERICANS LIKE TYLER PERRY WHO ARE ABLE TO CREATE THEIR OWN SHOWS AND PUSH BACK AT THE CAUCASION BASED PRODUCERS/OWNERS.

  4. I agree with her, but the United States of America. we do have minorities on television but were 95% on African American broad casting networks. We have BET/Centric, WeTV and Vh1 (<not always in a good light). And the other 5% is on white base networks, were there's only one black out of the whole cast. But I do understand where she's coming from and I am aware that there's still a lot of racism going on not only here but over seas. And I do have to admit we have 12 movies coming out with all African American cast so were getting there!

    Beautiful family by the way! :)

  5. Well take it from a US citizen when comes to black people on TV look for quality not quantity. There are plenty of minorities on TV here and I don’t want my kids to watch hardly any of them.

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